GRAX Announces History Stream, Unleashing SaaS App Data for Easy Downstream Consumption
BOSTON, Jun 16, 2021 — GRAX, Inc., a leading SaaS Data Value Platform, today announced the release of History Stream. This DataOps solution slashes the complexity, time, and cost required to pipe SaaS app data to the analytics and operations tools business users rely on. With History Stream, customers effortlessly stream native SaaS app data stored in their own AWS or Azure cloud data lake into industry-standard tools, seamlessly integrating with the rest of their data ecosystem.
In a world where one in three enterprise mission-critical applications are cloud-based, business users are eager to leverage that history for other operational and analytical purposes. However, accessing SaaS application data is a mostly manual endeavor, requiring highly skilled IT teams to dedicate significant time and resources for ETL (extracting, transforming, and loading data) and for creating and maintaining APIs for each downstream consumption tool.
“Businesses depend on their history. The more detail they have about current activities and trends, the better they can react to market changes and predict and shape their own future. Much of this history resides in SaaS applications, but the complexities inherent in making it accessible are enormous. Now, instead of having to code, businesses can make every version of that data widely and securely available with just a few clicks,” said Joe Gaska, CEO of GRAX. “History Stream gives businesses a streamlined, hassle-free, and efficient way to unlock strategic value from SaaS data by pushing it straight from the cloud environment they already own. We un-silo the data and serve it up in a way that is actionable, in whatever tools businesses want to consume it.”
GRAX builds the bridge that businesses need to unleash the power of historical SaaS app data by making it an easily integrated part of their data fabric. It uniquely:
- Enables organizations to control the capture frequency for historical versions of their SaaS application data. This ultra-high capture fidelity is critical to optimizing data protection and downstream analytics.
- Gives businesses complete ownership over their SaaS application history by running and storing it in the customer’s own cloud environment (via GRAX Virtual Appliance), without passing through GRAX or other third-party systems. By allowing customers to Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), GRAX helps ensure their SaaS data is available for downstream consumption while minimizing security risks.
- Eliminates API and ETL drudgery by using the industry standard Parquet format to make cloud app data readily available virtually anywhere. This includes popular analytics and operational tools such as Tableau, Amazon AWS (Redshift, QuickSite, SageMaker), Microsoft Azure (Power BI, Analysis Services), and SnowFlake, among others.
History Stream will initially support Salesforce application data, which is used by more than 50% of enterprises and 83% of the Fortune 500.
For more information about GRAX History Stream, visit grax.com.
GRAX helps organizations adapt faster by making it easier to get strategic value out of their historical cloud application data. Customers can fully own, access, and reuse all versions of their SaaS application data anywhere, anytime by simply backing it up or archiving it to their own cloud environment and seamlessly pushing it into their data ecosystem. GRAX delivers unparalleled SaaS data backup, archive, recovery, and reuse functionality in a fully integrated solution, helping leading organizations improve business continuity, regulatory compliance, customer retention, and revenue growth. GRAX is a remote-first, privately-held company backed by Volition Capital. Learn more at www.grax.com.